Its conquered the ’Ring. So how well will the sportified AMG GT R handle Portimao?
Intimidation, it turns out, is green. And wide, loud, long of bonnet, short of temper, fat of tyre and hairy of arse. Yes, the AMG GT R is a supercar. It conforms to all the tropes except the one that demands the engine should be behind the driver.
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Replacements are a tricky business. Look at the Batman movies. They’ve been through so many Batmen over the years- more than 30, if I remember correctly. And while a fav got it right, the rest were downright disasters.
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The updated S-Class will spearhead Mercedes-Benz’s use of next-level autonomous technology by offering an extended range of driver assistance systems that will eventually feature on all of the company’s models. The new features include Active Distance, which can provide fully autonomous acceleration and braking within legal speed limits on a route programmed into the car’s upgraded navigation system. Continue reading “Revised S-Class Will Include Self-Driving Functions Too”
IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS in this job I’ve never run a Mercedes long-termer. This could account for why I’ve never considered myself a ‘Merc Man’. That said, the arrival of this AMG C63 S Coupe might force me to reappraise that opinion, for on the evidence of our first few weeks together I feel very much aligned with Affalterbach’s freshest export. Continue reading “Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe”
It’s going to take a while for us to get used to this new breed of AMG-lite. We’ve come to expect that cars from Affalterbach will be slightly unhinged, wild, tyre-smoking hooligans.
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The automotive industry’s widespread shift to turbocharging should be very good news indeed for engine tuners. With nothing more than an ECU remap the likes of DMS can achieve massive power and torque gains, but they’re locked in a tug-of-war with manufacturers who are trying to protect their carefully aligned model hierarchies.
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Like the 911 is to Porsche and the M3 is to BMW, the SL is a pillar of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Only recently, various members of Daimlers senior management reiterated that while ever there is Mercedes-Benz, there will be an SL.
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Mercedes-AMG is to enter the hypercar sector with an Fl-engined, carbonfibre road car scheduled to arrive in time for AMG’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
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1. It’s now a real E-Class
Badges aren’t always what they seem. The last-gen E-Class Coupe was essentially a puffed-up C-Class underneath: now, though, this is a bona fide E-Class saloon with a swoopier body on top.
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Several years ago, Merc built a car called the R63 AMG. It was lunacy – a hefty, bargey people carrier with a 6.2-litre 118 in it. I mention it for no other reason than I hope they’ll have a similar lapse this time around and put the twin-turbo V8 from the E63 into this. That would be a hell of a thing.
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Nudge the Dynamic Select controller into Race mode, toggle manual gears, turn stability control off, pull both paddles, confirm with the right. Congratulations, you have just discovered Drift mode and turned your 4WD Mercedes-Benz E63S into a rear-wheel-drive skid hero.
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What it is: Internally called Project One, this top-level hypercar (think Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder) is being designed to mark the pinnacle of race-car engineering with extensive technology transfer from Formula 1. Coincidentally, it will also mark AMG’s 50th anniversary. It’s not intended to crack top-speed records like the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, but it is intended to be supremely capable on the racetrack.
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What it is: The ultimate performance C-class, wide-bodied and carbon- fiberized. In the past, AMG might’ve called it the Black Series, but AMG has begun badging its track-focused models with the letter R. Like the AMG GT R, the C63 R gets more power, loses weight, and benefits from increased downforce due to aerodynamic enhancements.
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Ultra-luxury Merc-Maybach G650 Landaulet will act as this G-Class’s last hurrah
Mercedes-Benz is sending the original military grade G-Class off in style with the unveiling of a four-seat G650 Landaulet range-topping model badged as a Mercedes-Maybach. It is the latest in a growing number of high-priced models from the Maybach sub-brand.
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ALTHOUGH ITS MAKER calls it a coupe, there’s no denying that the Mercedes-Benz is one of the brand’s best-selling four-door models. Tellingly, this car also serves as proof that not only do customers not care about the differentiation between a coupe and a sedan, as long as it has four doors and a boot, they are also not concerned about whether their cars are driven by the front or rear wheels. At the right price point, the car will sell like proverbial hotcakes as long as it wears the three-pointed star and looks cool. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Coupé”
Mercedes-Benz has offered a first glimpse of its new E-Class Cabriolet.
The luxury drop-top, which has been revealed in pre-production form and is due on sale later this year, inherits the improved cabin space, updated infotainment and revised driver assist modes of its E-Class Coupe sibling. Continue reading “Mercedes E-Class Takes Its Hat Off Like a Real Gentleman”
GOING UP AGAINST the Hyundai i20 Active and the Fiat Urban Cross, Honda will soon launch a Jazz- based crossover called the WR-V. Unlike its competitors, the WR-V looks totally different from tire Jazz, especially at the front. As with all such ‘cress hatches’, it sports rugged body cladding, skid plate, and roof rails to give it a tough look. Continue reading “New Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Honda WR-V”
THE MERCEDES-AMG C43 is based on the company’s bestselling C-class. It sits snug between the base C200 petrol and the manic and mom expensive 510hp C63 S. With 367hp on tap, the C 43 is seriously quick too. Continue reading “Mercedes-AMG C43”
Mercedes-Benz recently introduced a new version of the GLA SUV called the GLA 220d 4Matic Activity Edition. Not only does its 2.1-litre diesel engine make more power, but it’s also equipped with Merc’s 4 Matic technology (all-wheel-drive system). To set this model apart from other GLAs, this car gets black decals on the doom, new 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome detailing as well as a new body colour called Mountain Gray. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4Matic”
At Villa d’Este, on the banks of Lake Como, Italy, old money puts up with the nouveau riche in the same awkward way that Champagne cocks a snoop at Prosecco. It’s also where the world’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful, silly-money collector’s cars are shown at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza. Here, I had a chance to mingle with automotive historians and futurologists, and between them they confirmed some very’ big trends – like driverless cars. Continue reading “Are The Revolutionary BMW Autopilot Cars That Safe?”
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as treading the raw terrain of Corbett National Park, the most beautiful forest in the country, in search of its magnificent wildlife. The early morning breeze that hits you in the face with its damp jungle aroma, rays that insist on peeking through the dense canopy and casting tiny pools of sunlight on the rugged forest floor, and a lingering sense of a big cat presence round every corner— it’s every bit a nature lover’s dream. How about doing it in a luxury SUV? That’s exactly the test we decided to put the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4 MATIC through. But first, we had to get there. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: It’s Time For Quality Entertainment”